Right Coach Can Win at Washington State

Right Coach Can Win at Washington State

Bill Moos did what he had to do. Did, in fact, what he was hired to do.

He took the next step in rebuilding Washington State football Tuesday by firing coach Paul Wulff.

In his four years at WSU, Wulff lost 40 games. He won a mere four conference games. This year's team lost games to UCLA and Utah that it should have won. It lost games to Oregon State and California when it played with an alarming lack of intensity. It lost seven of its last eight games.

Wulff never found a way to excite the Cougars' fan base. Despite the snow, the crowd of 16,000 that attended the final home game against Utah was embarrassingly small.

Wulff deserves credit for restoring order at WSU, a huge accomplishment. But four years after he took over, he still was blaming too many of the Cougars' problems on his predecessor, Bill Doba, and still was throwing too many of his players under the bus.

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